Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 10-19-2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Today's Gift

One of the conclusions I have come to in my old age is the importance of living in the ever-present now. In the past, too often I indulged in the belief that somehow or other tomorrow would be brighter or happier or richer. —Ruth Casey

How easily our minds jump from the present to the foibles of the past or our fears about the future. How seldom are our minds on this moment, and only this moment.

We need to practice, with diligence, returning our minds to whatever the experience at hand. A truly creative response to any situation can only be made when we are giving it our undivided attention. And each creative response initiates an even more exciting follow-up experience.

All we have of life, all that it can offer us is here, now. If we close our mind to the present, this present, we'll only continue to do so when the tomorrow we dream of now becomes the present. There are no tomorrows.

I will let go of the past and the future. My only reality is here, now. The Universe's gifts are here, today, right now.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

A wise person changes their mind, a fool never will.---Seventeenth century proverb

We addicts used to be stubborn. Once we got an idea in our heads, we wouldn’t change it.
We didn’t listen to others ideas. We almost seemed to say, “Don’t tell me the facts. I’ve already made up my mind.”

But lately , some new ideas are making sense to us. We are starting to change our minds. Maybe we are good people, after all. Maybe we do deserve to be happy. Maybe other people can help us. Maybe our Higher Power does know best.

We’re not acting like fools any longer. We’re learning to change our old ideas.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, when I hear a better idea, help me change my mind.

Action for the Day: When I hear or read a new idea today, I’ll really think about it. If it fits, I’ll try it.

From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums Daily Recovery Readings -

One Day At A Time

The Key
Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life
seem so worthwhile to us now. Cling to the thought that, in our Higher Power’s hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have—the key to life and happiness for others.
With it you can avert death and misery for them.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 124

Thought to Ponder
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A R T = A
lways Remain Teachable

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Ready today
by Ralph Marston

You are ready today to jump into life with more determination than ever before. Seize the opportunity that begins right now.

Don’t dwell too much on how you got to this point. Give your attention now to where you’re headed and what you can do to get there.

Each thought, each action pushes the reality of your life in a specific direction. Make that direction a consistent one that aligns with all you love and value.

Though events will sometimes leave you feeling persecuted and abused, you have much going for you. Shake off the disappointments, and wrap your awareness around the fulfillment of your unique potential.

You’re ready to channel the energy of your joys and frustrations, of your dreams as well as your setbacks, into positive, effective action. You’re ready to gather the wisdom, insight, skills and inspiration gained from every experience and apply it all to move your world forward.

You’re ready today to live with positive purpose and power. Now that you’re ready, get going and make it great.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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